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Ensuring Quality of Solder Joints

For any successful printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, it is imperative to have quality solder joints. PCB Trace Technologies Inc recommends understanding the factors that affect solder joint quality, as this allows proper troubleshooting of problems and producing reliable electronics. The proper wetting and spreading of molten solder on copper pads and component leads determines […]

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All You Wanted to Know About Micro-Vias

Almost all electronic equipment contain a PCB or printed circuit board for providing a mounting space for various electronic components. Apart from a safe and sturdy mounting arrangement for the components, a PCB also provides pathways that electrically connect them, thereby allowing them to function together. With the advancement of electronics, form factors of electronic […]

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Future of Circuit Boards – Green PCBs

Industries play a strong role in affecting the environment. This includes the electronic industry as well. This is evident from the traditional printed circuit board manufacturing methods, as they have a number of processes that release high-emission chemicals. Besides adding to the global electronic waste, these chemicals impact the environment as well as human health. […]

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Different Layers on a PCB

PCB Trace Technologies Inc makes various types of high-quality printed circuit boards for the electronics industry. These boards range from single-sided to double-sided and multi-layered. They also range from rigid boards to rigid-flex to flexible printed circuit boards. Our versatile boards are useful for a vast range of frequencies and are capable of handling very […]

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Manual Soldering in SMT Assembly of PCB Components

Following the trend all over the world, printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly at PCB Trace. has also changed over to the surface mount technology or SMT. This is due to the tangible benefits that PCB components like SMCs offer such as reduced space, reduced costs, improved electrical performance, and improvements in quality and reliability. […]

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Why are Printed Circuit Board Necessary and How to Design Them?

Opening any modern electronic equipment reveals a huge number of tiny components placed on a board. When closely examined, several tracks on the board lead to and from the components. The most common example of this is a computer motherboard—several hundred components crammed onto a board measuring roughly 23 x 23 cm. The board holds […]

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Which is Better for Vias — Mechanical Drilling or Laser?

Printed circuit boards or PCBs need holes at various places. These may pass through the board or partially through the laminate materials. Through-hole-components or THCs need holes passing through the board for mounting, while surface mount components or SMCs do not need holes for mounting. There is another type of hole, popularly known as a […]

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Advantages of Rigid-Flex PCBs

Complex circuit production, with rigid-flex circuit boards from PCB Trace Technologies Inc. offer amazing flexibility, both in terms of circuit design and implementation. Designers can achieve complex functionalities when they combine rigid and flexible parts in the same board. Designing with rigid-flex boards is a completely new technology in the electronics industry. The major advantage […]

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Optimal PCB Inspection

Many customers of PCB Trace Technologies Inc., especially those who are new entrants in the field of electronics and printed circuit boards, want to know how to certify acceptance of PCBs they have received. With advances in technology, printed circuit board designs are increasingly more complicated involving intricate footprints and fine-pitch components. This makes incoming […]

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Guide: Instant Full Turnkey Quote and Order on PCB Trace Technologies Inc

A printed circuit board or PCB is a common term today. Almost everyone understands that the motherboard inside their computer is a type of PCB. Such boards are a part of almost all devices and gadgets we regularly use, the heart of such equipment. Whether it is the FitBit a sportsperson is wearing on their […]

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Why it Helps to Postpone Manufacturing?

Recent component supply-chain disruptions all over the world have placed OEMs in a tough position for predicting the demand and supply of electronic products and systems.  Despite possessing historical sales data and the latest market information, OEMs are struggling to decide how much of a product variant to stock. They are trying to predict the […]

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Why HDI PCBs Need Laser Drilling?

Electronic devices nowadays offer higher functionality in increasingly smaller sizes. They do this by using larger numbers of small size components with higher PCB densities. Surface Mount Technology or SMT offers very small components, and High-Density Interconnect or HDI technology provides the high density for PCBs. PCB Trace Technologies Inc. makes PCBs with HDI technology […]

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Why do You Need PCB DFM?

PCB Trace Technologies Inc., one of the most popular and prominent contract manufacturers ensure the quality of their products for their customers, taking no chances and double-checking before the products leave our premises. Activities like PCB assembly require several complicated steps and processes, and as a contract manufacturer, we make sure before starting that our […]

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When Should You Consider PCB Panelization?

PCB Trace Technologies Inc. recommends designing boards with panelization in mind, as panelization offers significant advantages in efficiency for PCB manufacturing. To our customers this translates into higher manufacturing yield per panel, reduced lead times, better product quality, and reduction of cost per PCB. A proper panelization scheme is one of the most important ways […]

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What is Via Stitching and Why it is Useful?

Just as stitches hold two pieces of cloth together, stitched vias on a PCB hold two adjacent planes together. Designers place multiple vias on multilayered PCBs as close together as possible, and these are known as stitched vias. There are several reasons why the designer may need to stitch two layers together using many vias. […]

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What is OSP Surface Finish?

PCB Trace Technologies Inc. offers several types of surface finishes for the PCBs we manufacture. These include Immersion Silver, Immersion Tin, ENEPIG or Electroless Nickel Electroless Palladium Immersion Gold, OSP or Organic Solderability Preservative, ENIG or Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold, and HASL or Hot Air Solder Leveling. Electrical connection between components and the copper pads […]

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What is FR-4 Laminate?

PCB Trace Technologies Inc. uses several types of base laminates for constructing printed circuit boards, and these can range from the ordinary paper and resin types to more exotic hybrid materials, with their prices too varying from being inexpensive to prohibitive. In practice, the cost varies mainly depending on a supply-demand relationship for the raw […]

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What is a Hybrid PCB?

PCB Trace Technologies Inc. makes hybrid PCBs, otherwise commonly known as mixed material lamination. We combine two different material such as FR4 and Aluminum base, FR4 and Teflon, FR4 and Ceramic, and FR4 and Polyimide. We offer hybrid PCBs with their combination of different material so that designer can work with two types of functionality […]

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Should You Move to SMT PCB Assembly?

If you have an older electronic design with through-hole components on the Printed Circuit Board (PCB), PCB Trace Technologies Inc. recommends it is time for you to consider changing over to Surface Mount Technology (SMT). Not only will this have a direct impact on your manufacturing process in terms of cost and efficiency, but it […]

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PCB Trace Technologies Inc. specializes in higher layer count PCBs, exotic materials, laser drill micro-vias, blind/buried vias, as well as conductive and non-conductive via fill.